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The Day In Pictures: Osinbajo Meets Chairman ECOWAS Electoral Commission

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, Chairman INEC Nigeria Professor Mahmood Yakubu and Chairman of the Electoral Commission of Benin Republic during a courtesy visit of ECOWAS NETWORK OF ELECTORAL COMMISSION (ECONEC) at the State House in Abuja.

Protests Erupt Ahead of G-20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany

German police have used water cannons and pepper spray to disperse protesters in Hamburg after being attacked with bottles and stones by some marchers protesting the Group of 20 summit. Black-hooded protesters attacked a police vehicle with bottles and bricks,...

Yari Sets Stage For Showdown With Magu, Says ‘Enough is Enough’

Gov. Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara has set the stage for a potential showdown with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)  chairman for accusing him of diverting part of Paris Club loan refunds. “I am going to ‎write to the Federal...

Osinbajo Refutes Mischievous Report of ‘Disaffection’ Between Government Leaders

The Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, has refuted a recent statement being circulated on social media that claimed he replied to Senate President Bukola Saraki. The statement titled 'Osinbajo replies Saraki' has lit up WhatsApp, the internet and other social media sites. "There...

Sleep problems may be early sign of Alzheimer’s

Poor sleep may be a sign that people who are otherwise healthy may be more at risk of developing Alzheimer's disease later in life than people who do not have sleep problems, according to a study published in the...

FOREX: CBN Announces Bids For Retail Auction

By Gift Olivia Samuel Abuja-The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Wednesday announced bids for retail auction by authorized dealers in the inter-bank foreign exchange market, following its intervention in other segments of the market on Monday to the tune of...

How “Errand boy” pastor defrauds Atiku of N918m

Mrs Titi Atiku, wife of former Vice-President Abubakar Atiku, told an Ikeja High Court that Akpan-Jacobs, the pastor, who allegedly defrauded her of N918 million was her “errand boy”. Titi made this claim while being cross-examined on Wednesday by Mr...

Pregnant Woman Struck by Lightning Delivers Baby, Fights for Life in Hospital

A 26-year-old Florida woman was struck by lightning Thursday then  gave birth to a baby boy. Meghan Davidson was in a gated community in Fort Myers as a series of heavy storms moved through the area. The lightning strike occurred...

Senators on war path with Osinbajo over Magu

The Senate on Tuesday called out Nigeria’s Acting President Yemi Osinbajo to a constitutional fight over Ibrahim Magu, the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. The Senators unanimously resolved today to suspend all confirmation requests from the...

Former Jigawa Governor Arrested In Abuja Over N36b Money Laundering Charges

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Monday arrested Saminu Turaki, former governor of Jigawa state. Turaki, who  also was a senator between 2007 and 2011, “has continuously evaded appearance in court,” EFCC insists. In 2004 the Niger Republic, which was...
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Africa has world’s highest burden of diseases, say experts

    …foreign drugs may not work for Africans   …clinical trials needed to develop current and future innovative inventions for prevention and...
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Royal father confirms he was viciously assaulted by ‘nuisance’ Oluwo of Iwo

  The Agbowu of Ogbagbaa, Oba Sikirulahi Akinropo, has confirmed that he was viciously attacked inside the office of the AIG, Bashir Makama, by Oluwo of...

Clinical research in Nigeria: Experts decry dearth of infrastructure, data, funding

  The Director, Project Management and Business Development (Africa), Clinique Research Development Ltd, Ms Mutiah Ipaye-Macaulay, says Nigeria still lag behind in clinical research globally...

Army Corporal ln Trouble For Brutalizing Abuja Disco Female Staff Over Disconnection 

   ....unions threaten service withdrawal over assault, others An Army Corporal, Ibrahim Auta NA07NA2672 of the 266, Light Battalion, Abuja has reportedly pounced on a female...

SERAP gives FG 7 days to disclose spending of recovered Abacha loot since 1999

    The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked the Federal Government to “disclose within 7 days of the receipt and/or publication of our...